Location: South West (when Covid conditions allow)
Fee: £70 (£60 for Poetry Society Members) – from 1 April 2021
How to book
- Please book online via the What’s On page
- Email [email protected] with any queries
- Poetry Society Members – make sure you pick the lower price option
- Katrina will be in touch with you by phone or email to confirm a date and time.
- At least two weeks before the session, please email 6 poems, or 150 lines maximum, to her in one Word or PDF document.
- Add an accompanying note saying 1. why you write poetry, 2. what you hope to do with your writing, 3. what you hope to gain from the session.
About Katrina Naomi
Katrina’s third full collection, Wild Persistence, was published in 2020 with Seren. Katrina’s fourth poetry pamphlet, Typhoon Etiquette, was published in 2019 by Verve Poetry Press. In 2018 she received a BBC commission for National Poetry Day. Her poetry was highly commended in the 2017 Forward Prize for Poetry. Her latest collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, (Seren, 2016) was chosen by Foyles’ Bookshop as one of its #FoylesFive for poetry. Katrina was the first writer-in-residence at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in W Yorks. Since then she has been poet-in-residence at the Arnolfini, Gladstone’s Library and the Leach Pottery. She has a PhD in creative writing (Goldsmiths) and tutors for Arvon, Ty Newydd and the Poetry School. www.katrinanaomi.co.uk
Feedback from Katrina’s previous sessions
“I got a great deal out of it, not just for the poems we discussed but for everything else I have been working on. I feel I have taken a welcome step forward. A most enjoyable and productive hour, thank you.” – RR
“Katrina’s help was thorough, meticulous and very constructive. I took quite raw material to the Surgery, looking for ways forward, and was given exactly that. The Surgery gave me a chance to consider a batch of tentative drafts, taken together, as one ongoing working-out. Some great reading recommendations, too. Hope to do it again.” – Mat Osmond
“I received excellent value for money and would certainly pass it on to friends. I was impressed by the preparation put in before meeting up. Katrina had clearly taken the trouble to read the poems carefully beforehand, and I felt her suggestions were spot on. I came away determined to put my own work first, which as you possibly know when you are organising events, workshops and meetings for others can be difficult.” – Angela Stoner